Trips, slips and falls are probably one of the most common accidents that occur in the workplace and leave more than 14,000 victims suffering from injuries every year in the U.K alone. If you fall from a height, this can leave you with very serious life changing injuries and in the worst cases even death. Other common accidents in the workplace are fractures from heavy lifting.
These can even cause pulled muscles and spinal damage if you do not lift in the correct way. Faulty equipment can cause injuries even death especially if it is the safety equipment that is faulty. Another area that causes injuries in the workplace that is not often thought of is illnesses and diseases from breathing in hazardous chemicals.
All of these mentioned accidents and injuries make the victims entitled to make South Gloucestershire accident at work compensation claims.
Employers are by law supposed to follow the correct regulations regarding health and safety. It is their job to ensure your safety in the workplace. All staff should be fully trained and equipment must be regularly checked for faults.
Although your employer may have done everything in their power to keep you safe accidents can still happen. If you are involved in an accident at work you may be able to make a South Gloucestershire accident at work compensation claim for your injuries.
The criteria to make a personal injury claim for an accident that happened at work are:
- The accident must have been within the last three years ( exceptions can be made for illnesses or disease contacted in a workplace more than three years ago)
- The accident must not have been your fault
- Your injuries must have needed and received professional medical treatment.
If you want to make a South Gloucestershire accident at work compensation claim you can do this through Accident Advice Helpline
To contact the team at Accident Advice Helpline you can do this in two ways either call the free phone number 0800 180 4123 and talk through your accident and the injuries you incurred with one of our trained and experienced advisors.
Or you can go onto the website and take the 30 second test which will provide you with an estimated figure for the amount of compensation you could be able to get. This will then prompt one of our advisors to give you a call and talk about the details of your claim.
Either way you contact Accident Advice Helpline will be in confidence with no obligation to go ahead with making a personal injury claim if you decide you do not want to. The service that is provided by Accident Advice Helpline is on the no win no fee basis so you do not have the financial burden of making acclaim.
Date Published: 19th September 2014
Author: David Brown